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Knitting Patterns for Gradient Sets

July 17, 2017 2 min read 13 Comments

Knitting Patterns for Gradient Sets

Lots of knitters see gorgeous gradient knits, but it can be hard to figure out how to create that effect in your own knitting. Gradient knits are uniquely beautiful because of the yarn - when you have a set that is perfectly matched, you can knit with confidence knowing that it will turn out beautifully. Our gradient sets mostly come in skeins of 3 for a total of 600 yards.

If you love playing with colour, you should check out the gradients we have put together that are dyed on our Serenity Silk Single ply (75% superwash merino/15% cashmere/10% silk), which is heavenly. Each skein has approximately 215 yards:

Top to bottom: Grey Wolf (SSS), Mossy Oak (SSS), Charcoal (SSS).

Or if you are looking for a more subtle gradient effect, you might prefer colours on our Serenity 20 base (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon), with each skein having approximately 200 yards:

Top to bottom: Mystic Ocean (S20), Charcoal (S20), Ametrine (S20).

These are just a small sampling of our gradient sets, you can check them all out here. As for pattern suggestions, we've got you covered:

Far left: Party of Five Cowl. Top right: Seabrook. Bottom right: Fuss Free Festival Shawl. All those patterns are for sale by their designers, but if you are looking specifically for a free pattern The Arliquin Shawl would be perfect for for our 3-skein gradients sets:

Knitting Patterns for Gradient Sets: Zen Yarn Garden

If your crochet hook is itching for a bit of gradient action, this Ombre Crochet Shawl is the perfect solution, and uses our gradient trio:

We also have some special quartets we've put together, which total 800 yards:

 

From top to bottom: Gradient Quartet Vocal (SF), Gradient Quartet Royal (SF), Gradient Quartet String (SF).

Some pattern ideas for the quartets might be (pattern links below):

gradient knit ideas

From left to right: Free Your Fade, Luckydragon Shawl, So Faded Pint Sized.

And for our 4-skein gradient sets, a great free option is the Tailwind Shawl:

Gradient Set Knitting Pattern Ideas : Zen Yarn Garden

What are you favourite gradients, and do you have a favourite pattern for gradients that we missed? Let us know!

Very Pink recently had a fantastic video on our Plumo Gradient Scarf, a completely free pattern. Check it out!

If you want more, we have a whole Pinterest board full of great gradient pattern ideas! Check it out here.

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13 Responses

shannon
shannon

October 18, 2017

Love your yarn and seeing the beautiful things made with it.

Cerisse Beard
Cerisse Beard

October 17, 2017

I love the Grey Wolf colors and the Lucky dragon shawl!

Brenda
Brenda

October 04, 2017

I love Zen yarn and the gradient collections!

T
T

October 03, 2017

I love your yarn colors, so vivid and bold. Oh so pretty!

Diana Jetzer
Diana Jetzer

October 01, 2017

5615 College Point Court
These yarns hae the most wonderful feel

Carrie Allegretto
Carrie Allegretto

October 01, 2017

Beautiful yarn!

Della
Della

September 30, 2017

The gradient sets are gorgeous….any of them would look great in the Seabrook shawl!

Ellen Fuller
Ellen Fuller

September 30, 2017

Beautiful is the word for all things on Sen garden!!!

Ummrania
Ummrania

September 30, 2017

Wow, sooo beautiful

Vera
Vera

September 30, 2017

Love your yarn

doreen gilmartin
doreen gilmartin

September 30, 2017

I would love to knit a shawl in this beautiful yarn Thank you

Linda
Linda

July 18, 2017

Love the Seabrook shawl

Carol
Carol

July 18, 2017

I made a gorgeous shawl using a 6-skein gradient set….look at The Joker and The Thief on Ravelry. Uses one main color and a 6 or a 3 skein gradient! Love your Mystic Ocean and Ametrine gradients above!!!

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